My Coffee Grounds Second Life - A Scrub

Maintaining some element of routine has been so key in holding onto my sanity these days. I've started making coffee the slow way (boiling water in our new kettle, pouring it over the coffee grinds in the glass Chemex, and frothing up my warm oat milk) before moving into the rest of my day. This time has been tremendously helpful in getting my mind right before I try to sit down at my makeshift desk and do as much WFH-ing as possible. 

The other day, as I was tossing the used coffee grounds into the trash, I wondered, "What else could I be doing with the grounds after my coffee is done?" In that same moment, my mind raced to all the different coffee-flavored, coffee-colored, coffee-this, coffee-that products I've used over the years. That's it! A scrub! 

What you'll need:

  • Coffee Grounds (either used for your cup of Joe this morning, or fresh grounds)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Essential Oils (optional)

The easiest instructions you'll ever see:

  1. Combine 2 parts coffee grounds with 1 part coconut oil and 2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil for fragrance
  2. Mix until it's all incorporated and apply to dry skin (hands, feet, elbows, knees, etc.)
  3. Rinse.